Over the next few weeks I’m going to bring a new segment to my blog called, ‘Keeping Your Colour Longer’. As someone who colours their hair all the time, I look for products that help keep my hair looking healthy and great! I thought it would be good to share with you some of the products I find and use and would also recommend.

Everyone loves that ‘just coloured’ look, you hair is glossy and looks amazing. Whether you have coloured your hair at home or gone to a salon, you want to keep that gloss and depth for as long as possible. Unfortunately due to weather, heat styling and even just everyday care of your hair your colour can fade looking dull, boring and just plain old rubbish. Today I have a shampoo and conditioner duo I was sent from those lovely people at Percy and Reed which I think is something really special…

Here’s a little information straight from those lovely guys at Percy & Reed about this Colour and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner…


(Shampoo) Give your hair more depth and gloss than an A lister on Oscar night. Raspberry oil helps coloured hair shimmer and shine, while pro vitamin B5 adds strength. Use for red-carpet results.

(Conditioner) Give coloured hair spectacular shine and glorious glossiness, with a little help from raspberry oil and our supporting cast of white grape seed oil and aloe vera gel. Pro vitamin B5 adds strength, for hair that dazzles in glorious technicolour.

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For those of you who are new to Percy & Reed I’ve reviewed some of their gorgeous products before, if you would like to see the reviews click here. 

The first thing that drew me to these products is that they are designed especially for Coloured hair. By using products that are made for your hair type you will be giving them everything they need. The special ingredients in the Really Rather Radiant Colour & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner will moisturise and condition you hair, but also add gloss and shine.

The shampoo and conditioner both contain Raspberry Oil and Provitamin V5, giving your hair not just shine but strength – something you hair will need after colouring.

The fragrances of the shampoo and conditioner linger on your hair giving you a fresh, fruity aroma. I really love my hair smelling good and really love the scent I got from these products.

As with any review, the proof is in the pudding (Or washing in this case!); I found by using the shampoo and conditioner my hair felt really soft and manageable. There was more shine, gloss and my hair looked super healthy!

When I Ombre my hair recently the tint (darker shade) went over bleached hair, this is one of the hardest things to cover and make stay as it often fades fast – sometimes to a nasty golden/ash (And in some cases green) tinge. So, trying to keep my colour as long as possible is quite a task. I have noticed minimal colour coming from my hair while using these products. I averagely wash my hair ever other day, so it does get plenty of washing and colour fade is something I often get. My colour is definitely lasting longer this time and I feel the Percy & Reed Colour and Shine set is really helping.

I know you have heard it all before but there are certain tips you can follow which are super easy to keeping your hair looking good. These tips are more prominent for those with coloured hair;

  • Get regular trims (about every 6-8 weeks)
  • Don’t colour too often (every 6-8 weeks is best)
  • Keep your hair in good condition. (Condition your hair after every shampoo and use a treatment/conditioning mask once a week

I really love Percy & Reed products and know for some they may be a little more expensive than popping to your local Boots or Superdrug. However, having worked in a Salon I also know that using good quality products makes an amazing difference on your hair and can be the difference between having hair that looks good or that looks GREAT! That’s why I think its worth paying out a little more.

The Percy & Reed Really Rather Radaiant range costs £14.00 for the Shampoo and £16.00 for the Conditioner. Both products are in 25oml (8.4 fl.oz) tubes so super easy to use when in the bath or shower.

Another great product I will definitely be investing is there Totally TLC Hydrating Mask. This will be great for the once a week treatment! This costs £20.00 for 175ml of product.

You can purchase Percy & Reed products and get more information plus tips and tricks at Percy & Reed’s website (click here).

Lots of Love,

Mel xxxx